Friday, November 4, 2016

Greater Yellowlegs - A Regina SK Shorebird

This summer, I saw several Greater Yellowlegs, tall long-legged shorebirds, in various parts of Wascana Creek, Regina, SK. The one pictured here was near the airport; others were around A.E. Wilson Park.

Greater Yellowlegs. Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved.
Greater Yellowlegs wading and fishing in Wascana Creek, Regina, SK.  © SB  

Shorebirds, for me, are somewhat of a challenge to identify — in part because I'm rarely really close, and even the mid-sized and large ones don't look very big or clearly distinguishable at a distance. I was lucky with this bird, as it stayed fairly near in the creek, even while I walked further along the path to catch its sunlit side. 

What is this?
Greater Yellowlegs (Grand Chevalier)
Location: Wascana Creek, near the airport, Regina, Saskatchewan
Photo date: September 16, 2016.


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